Yikes. Kitchen renovations are never a fun project, but I assure you that figuring out the right size of dumpster you need shouldn’t be one of your concerns during the process. As someone who’s probably been knee-deep in cabinets, appliances, and countertops, I know you have enough on your plate. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to picking the right size container for your upcoming kitchen renovation.
To figure out what size you need, ask yourself these questions:
- How big is my kitchen?
- How much am I tearing out?
- How much am I replacing?
If you’re unsure of the answers to these questions, don’t worry. I can help you figure it out. First, let us get familiar with the basics.
How big is my kitchen?
The first question you must answer is, “How big is my kitchen?” To do this, you’ll need to measure the square footage of your kitchen. If your kitchen is smaller than 200 square feet, you will require a smaller dumpster for your trash removal needs. If the total square footage of your kitchen is between 200 and 400 feet, you will require a dumpster that is considered to be medium in size. If the floor space of your kitchen is more than 400 square feet, you will need a large dumpster to dispose of all of the waste.
How much am I tearing out?
The next question you need to answer is, “How much am I tearing out?” To figure this out, you’ll need to estimate the amount of waste your renovation will generate. A small kitchen remodel (one that is less than 200 square feet) will produce approximately two to three cubic yards worth of waste materials. A kitchen renovation of medium size, between 200 and 400 square feet, will produce approximately 4-6 cubic yards worth of waste. It is estimated that around 7 to 9 cubic yards of waste will be produced due to a significant kitchen renovation that is carried out over an area greater than 40 square feet.
How much am I replacing?
The last question you need to answer is, “How much am I replacing?” You will need to make an estimate of the number of materials that will be required for your renovation in order to determine this. A small kitchen remodel that covers an area of less than 200 square feet will call for the purchase of approximately 10–15 cubic yards of material. A medium-sized kitchen remodel, between 200 and 400 square feet, will require about 16 to 20 cubic yards of material. A large kitchen renovation, one that covers an area of more than 400 square feet, will require approximately 21–25 cubic yards of material to be purchased.
So, what size do you really need for your kitchen renovation?
Your questions have been addressed, and as a result, you should now be able to determine the size of the dumpster required for your project. You’ll need a small dumpster if the total square footage of your kitchen is less than 200 feet and you’re only going to be replacing a few cabinets and appliances. If this is the case, you can get away with a less expensive dumpster. If the space you need to work on is between 200 and 400 square feet and you want to completely remodel your kitchen, including replacing all of your old appliances, sinks, and cabinets, then you will need a dumpster that is suitable for a medium-sized remodel project. If your kitchen is larger than 400 square feet and you are carrying out a complete gut job on it, you will need a massive dumpster for the renovation project.
Of course, these are just estimates. If you’re still not sure what size dumpster you need, you can visit Red Box Plus in St. Louis where they will assist you in determining the appropriate size dumpster for your needs. They even deliver the dumpster to your home and pick it up when you’re done.
Your home improvement project in the kitchen will go much more efficiently if you rent a dumpster of the appropriate size. No one wants to go through the hassle of renting a dumpster that is either too small or too large in regards to their needs since nobody wants to throw away money. With this guide, you will be able to steer clear of that headache and continue with your renovation.
Have I helped you figure out what size dumpster you need for your kitchen renovation? If not, please comment down below and I’ll be happy to help. Thanks for reading!